28 Stunning Aisle Ideas to Take Your Ceremony Décor to the Next Level

We rounded up all of our favorite wedding aisle decorations—any one of which will help your ceremony achieve picture-perfect status.
by Kelsey Paine
wedding ceremony aisle

No matter how far into wedding planning you are, you’ve probably noticed there's a seemingly endless number of details to decide on: Ranunculus or garden roses? Round or rectangular tables? Buttercream or fondant? Here’s another one: choosing your wedding aisle decorations. After all, your walk down the aisle won’t just be one of the most important moments of your life—it’ll be one of the most photographed too. To that end, we’ve rounded up these genius wedding ceremony decorations to make yours stand out, whether it's on a beach, at a church or on top of a mountain. Choose your favorite, then let your imagination run wild as you concentrate on yet another detail—seeing the look on your partner’s face as you make your way down the aisle.

  1. 1. Copper Wedding Arch

    Made from slender copper pipes, this minimalist-modern wedding arch can be dressed up with wispy fabrics and lush flowers or greenery—the possibilities are endless.

    Oh Kawaii Dreams wedding arch, from $113, Etsy.com

  2. 2. Custom Aisle Runner

    Make a splash with a graphic runner—not only can you personalize it with your names and wedding date, the versatile print complements just about every type of ceremony décor.

    The Knot Shop greenery personalized aisle runner, $110, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  3. 3. Floral Chair Tails

    Incorporate a fairy tale feel to your wedding ceremony with these trailing faux-floral chair decorations. 

    Ling’s Moment pew flowers with tails, $60, Amazon.com

  4. 4. Globe String Lights

    Use enchanting string lights in any number of ways: Line the sides of the aisle with them, drape them from a welcome table, or weave them into a ceremony arch. These romantic rose gold glass globes are battery-powered, which makes them especially useful for outdoor festivities.

    The Knot Shop string lights with mercury glass globes, $30 each, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  5. 5. Statuesque Vases

    Overflowing with flowers and greenery, these crystal-embellished vases, positioned at the ends of your aisle, make a striking statement.

    BalsaCircle vase with crystal beads, $126 for set of 4, Jet.com

  6. 6. Geometric Vases

    Add a modern touch to your wedding with gleaming prism-shaped vases, which can be used to hold either candles or flowers. Cluster a few at the end of the aisle, or string them with pretty ribbons and suspend from an overhead ceremony arch.

    The Knot Shop tall geo candle or floral centerpiece, $19 for set of 2, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  7. 7. LED Candles

    If you love the glow of flickering candlelight but don’t want to worry about guests (or your wedding dress!) coming into contact with an open flame, arrange these remote control–operated candles along your aisle.

    Aignis flameless candles, $17 for set of 5, Amazon.com

  8. 8. Artfully Strewn Petals

    Real petals can be costly and messy (not to mention prone to drying out). Instead, casually sprinkle silk rose petals along the aisle before guests arrive, or have your flower girl toss them as she makes her way down the aisle. Bonus: These come in half a dozen colors, so they work with lots of different color schemes.

    The Knot Shop silk rose petals, $9, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  9. 9. Welcome Sign

    Placed near the aisle, this wooden welcome sign will make guests feel at home—and set the tone for a rustic affair—right off the bat. 

    Seven Anchor wall sign, $50, TJMaxx.com

  10. 10. Brass Lanterns

    Whether lining your wedding aisle, grouped together to mark your ceremony spot, or strung up overhead, these mini metal lanterns will look elegant both indoors and out. 

    The Knot Shop small decorative candle lantern, $14, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  11. 11. Burlap Flower Cones

    These handmade burlap cones are the perfect addition to a barn or rustic wedding. Just place your flowers of choice inside and attach to pews or chairs for a small touch that’ll make a big impression. 

    Summer Ray burlap pew cones, $43 for 12, Amazon.com

  12. 12. Floral Ball

    Made from wooden curls, these floral pomander balls are sturdier (and more affordable) than the real thing. They also come ready to hang; for a striking visual, suspend one from each chair lining the aisle.

    The Knot Shop floral pomander ball, $16, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  13. 13. Garland of Greenery

    Wisteria is a symbol of love and happiness, so what better place to display the flowering vine than at your wedding? Drape the faux greenery over ceremony chairs or weave into an arch to mark your “I do” spot.

    Dear House wisteria garland $25, Amazon.com

  14. 14. Wooden Seating Signs

    Hang charming, customizable boards on chair backs to let your guests of honor know where they’re supposed to be.

    The Knot Shop personalized wedding sign, $22, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  15. 15. Pop-Up Hearts

    Use these cute hearts-on-a-stick to decorate your wedding aisle—no runner required.

    Showstopper Events heart lollipops, from $61 for set of 100, Etsy.com

  16. 16. Feathers

    Instead of confetti or flower petals, scatter fluffy feathers down your wedding aisle. They’ll add a playful feel to your ceremony and make you feel like you’re walking on air.

    Moonlight Feather confetti feathers, $38, MoonlightFeather.com

  17. 17. Votive Candles

    Is an evening ceremony on your agenda? If so, consider strategically placing votive candles alongside your aisle or grouped together on a welcome table.

    The Knot Shop glass votive holder, $15 for set of 6, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  18. 18. Printed Paddle Fans

    Not only are handheld fans practical for a warm weather wedding, but with more than a dozen designs to choose from, they might just inspire your wedding motif. Put them in a basket near the aisle for guests to grab as they walk in, or leave them on each seat for a more decorative touch.

    David’s Bridal personalized metallic foil paddle fans, from $3, DavidsBridal.com

  19. 19. Hot Air Balloon Paper Lanterns

    Up, up and away! This paper lantern set will lend some whimsy to your wedding. Adorably shaped like hot air balloons, you can hang these from guests’ seats or string them above the aisle.

    The Knot Shop hot air balloon paper lantern set, $20 for set of 3, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  20. 20. Confetti Balloons

    It’s not a party without balloons! Add the included confetti (available in gold, silver or multicolor) to the inside of these clear balloons, fill with helium, and then tie them to the aisle chairs at your ceremony for a decidedly festive touch. 

    Unique Industries clear balloons with confetti, $4 for 6, Jet.com

  21. 21. Beachy Chair Hanger

    Bring some beachside style on land with these starfish and raffia chair hangers. Whether you’re getting married right on the water or just recreating that vibe, their natural palette will add a little destination wedding flair to your ceremony.  

    The Hitched Hen starfish chair hanger, $10, Etsy.com

  22. 22. Elegant Chair Sashes

    Transform ordinary ceremony chairs into sophisticated showstoppers with sparkly rose gold sashes. Opt for the additional silk flowers to add some extra glamour to your ceremony.

    Arcadia Wedding Design chair sash with silk flower head, from $25, Etsy.com

  23. 23. Paper Parasols

    Dial up the charm by distributing paper parasols to keep guests shaded during outdoor weddings. Not only are they practical, they make for pretty decorations too.

    The Knot Shop paper parasol, $9, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  24. 24. Ceremony Sign

    Give guests a run of show with a pretty, custom-printed sign in the font color of your choice. Prop it up on a flower-adorned easel and—voilà!—insta-décor.

    The Rustic Elegance Co. wedding program, from $20, Etsy.com

  25. 25. Oversize Paper Flowers

    Oversize paper peonies attached to the sides of ceremony chairs can only mean one thing: Love is in bloom.

    Paper and Peony large paper flowers, $225 for 10, Etsy.com

  26. 26. Sequined Floor Runner

    Give your aisle a glam makeover with a runner made with sequined fabric. Add flower petals or feathers for an extra-special touch.

    TRLYC sequined aisle runner, $39, Amazon.com

  27. 27. Calligraphed Aisle Sign

    Remind yourselves and your guests of the power of love with these made-to-order wooden signs. They’ll not only look sweet tucked among chairs along the aisle, they’ll emphasize why everyone is there in the first place.

    Paper & Pine Co. Corinthians aisle sign, from $35, Etsy.com

  28. 28. Seasonal Floral Swag

    Fall is quickly replacing summer as the season to get hitched. Embrace the bounty that the season has to offer with a garland of dried flowers, feathers, moss, pine cones and more, draped along your aisle or woven into a ceremony arch.

    Westerwisp floral arbor garland, from $80, Etsy.com


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